Tag Archives: special education attorneys

First They Ignore You…

Published on April 17, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

One of the most frustrating aspects of my job as a parents’ side special education attorney is trying to help my clients regain trust in the system.  Sometimes, this is nearly impossible. As I’ve said before, by the time a parent of a child with special education needs has made the difficult decision to hire […]

IDEA Hearings: A Hearing Officer’s View

Published on April 6, 2010 by Jennifer Laviano

I have known of BJ Ebenstein for years, but only recently did I have the honor of getting to chat with her about the important legal issues that impact children with special education needs.  Since I have found in my Connecticut special education law practice that most parents have no idea what information is, and […]

Attorney Laviano To Teach Introduction to Special Education Law at SPU

Published on September 8, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

Who says there are no new good ideas?  Susan Cartier Liebel certainly had a great one when she founded Solo Practice University, an online law school.  The format may be “virtual,” but the courses are very real, full of invaluable content, and taught by lawyers who manage firms in various different practice areas.  As a […]

10 Tips for Starting a Special Education Law Practice, Part IX

Published on May 22, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

The stakes are incredibly high when one is representing the interests of children with special education needs.  While I think it is a good idea to weigh the “pros and cons” of entering any field of practice, or any profession for that matter, my personal belief is that this particular calling requires more consideration, research […]

Should I Hire a Special Education Advocate or an Attorney?

Published on May 19, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

I am often asked by prospective clients and parents of children with special education needs who attend workshops and speeches I give:  “I know I need some help at my child’s IEP meetings, but should I hire a special education advocate or a special education lawyer?”  It’s an excellent question, and in a very lawyerly […]

10 Tips for Starting a Special Education Law Practice, Part VI

Published on May 14, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

The stakes are incredibly high when one is representing the interests of children with special education needs.  While I think it is a good idea to weigh the “pros and cons” of entering any field of practice, or any profession for that matter, my personal belief is that this particular calling requires more consideration, research […]

10 Tips for Starting a Special Education Law Practice, Part IV

Published on May 8, 2009 by Jennifer Laviano

The stakes are incredibly high when one is representing the interests of children with special education needs.  While I think it is a good idea to weigh the “pros and cons” of entering any field of practice, or any profession for that matter, my personal belief is that this particular calling requires more consideration, research […]